“Last Saturday we all arrived for our weekly noon vigil only to find that our “Peace Pole” was gone. All that is left is a big hole in the ground. We immediately filed a report with the Poughkeepsie Police—Report # 921396
“As you know, that “Peace Pole” really meant a lot to all of us. You were there the day we planted [it] & the “Parrots For Peace” dedicated it 2 years ago. We really want it back. No questions asked.”
We’re asking any of our readers to help put out the word about this harmful theft of an icon of peace that held great meaning to many people, among them Pete Seeger, Roland Mousaa, Phil Sauers, Gloria Waslyn, and many others. It was probably no more than the misguided act of a person not being mindful, performed as a prank, and we pray that the party responsible learns of the great hurt she or he has caused to many wonderful people.
A message to the person or persons responsible: whoever you are, please return the peace pole to its rightful place. Trust me, you’ll feel better if you do.